Location: Main Street, Watford City, ND
Each team is asked to have a minimum of 200 pounds of ribs. More
is encouraged due to large attendance numbers. Teams must provide a
receipt with pounds purchased via email no later than 4:00 pm on
Wednesday, August 10th. Ribs
must be cooked at the event. You must have a presence on the street throughout
the duration of the event. Teams will be
asked to provide 100 plus bones for our VIP tents. You will be paid upon
delivery for these ribs.
Your product should be ready for judging at 5:00 pm and serving
to the public
at 6:00 p.m. Ribs may not be sold or given away before 6:00 pm Serving will continue until you run out of
ribs. The side dishes and beverages served are at the discretion of each rib
Rib Teams must sell sample rib plates, 2 ribs for $5. Those not complying will
Alcohol can be consumed in designated mugs on
Main Street starting at 11:00 am.
Alcohol cannot be sold at Ribfest booths.
Day Time Concessions:
Each team is free to sell a noon lunch. You may sell what you
wish with drinks of your choice as long as it is not ribs and alcohol. All food sold
must be in accordance to ND State Health Department laws.
will have entertainment and games throughout the day ending by 1:00 am.
Vendors and teams may clear the street no earlier than 8:00 pm. No vehicles on the street before 1:00am
: The event will take place regardless of weather. Ribfest Teams
may set up at their discretion. Cancellation of the event is up to the judgment
of the Ribfest Committee. No Refunds will be given due to inclement weather.
Site preparation will begin at 7:00 am and will end at
10:00am. After 9:00am vehicles will not
be allowed on Main Street and items will need to be carried to assigned
booth. Team booths will be assigned on
Thursday by 7:00pm. Teams will be
able to bring in their large cookers on Thursday night.
team is responsible for providing 2 of their own 50 gallon garbage cans and
liners at your booth. The city will have dumpsters conveniently located and
available to all teams to dispose of their garbage. Each team should provide
hand wipes and toothpicks
Because of restricted access to power on Main Street, no power
will be provided to Ribfest Cookers. Please bring your own portable, QUIET generators if power is needed.
Gas & Coals:
All hot coals must be placed in the steel barrels near each
booth. Each team must provide a UL listed connection for all propane tanks.
Propane cooking tanks must be stored in grids at least 10 feet from the cooking
are responsible for keeping their space clean and sanitary and must have their
booths deconstructed and removed from Main Street by
2:00 am Saturday
Anything left on the street after 2:00 am will be ticketed and
towed. A bill will be sent for any
garbage we have to pick up from your booth space. Teams not cleaning up the street
will not be invited back in 2023.
Please arrange for a cleanup crew!!
1. Ribs (beef or pork) meant for sale to the public must have been federally
2. Proper storage of meat is required. It must be maintained below 40 degrees
or above 140 degrees.
3. Your booth should have a free-flowing spigot container of water with an
and a catch container, hand soap and disposable towels for proper hand washing.
A second container with bleach water should be kept for wiping counters, etc.
4. Booths are to be no more than 10x20 feet and must be positioned so that they
sit up against the curb of the street. If you require more space for your
setup, you're required to purchase an additional 10x10 space. Please consider
the size of your setup, including the size of your trailer, cooker and serving
area when registering. You will not be allowed to use the sidewalk behind
your booth for storage.
5. Placement of your booth will be determined by the Ribfest Committee.
Preference is given to chamber members and sponsors.
6. Each team will be responsible for any equipment they might need such as
table, tent, cover, etc.
7. Teams must provide their own safety inspected (5 lbs minimum) multi-purpose
ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher.
Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to disqualify any team not following our
rules or anything we feel that is not becoming of the
Chamber of Commerce or Best of the West